Privacy Policy

At Reachout To Africa, we recognize the importance of protecting any personal information you voluntarily provide. We value the trust of all our donors, supporters, volunteers and employees.

What is Personal Information?
On the Reachout To Africa web site, you can become a sponsor or sign up to receive future publications about our projects and where we work. During these proceedings, you may provide personal information including, but not limited to: name, address and other contact information for donation purposes, language preference and demographic information such as age or gender.

Who Do We Share Your Information With?
Your information is kept confidential within the Reachout To Africa organization; we will not sell, rent or lease your personally identifiable information to others. We may share this information with Reachout To Africa employees for the purposes of our own marketing, research and analysis. Other circumstances where your information may be accessed by an outside source include mailing services who distribute our appeal letters and updates; financial institutions who process your donations; and any services required to fulfill your requests to purchase materials from Reachout To Africa. However, these companies are directed to only use your personal information for the purpose of performing their roles and may not use it for any other purpose.

What About External Sites?
From time to time, the Reachout To Africa web site may contain links to external sites for more information or supported materials. Reachout To Africa is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of these external sites.

What is a Cookie?
A "cookie," is a block of text the site places in a file on your computer's hard drive to track your activity. While a code in the cookie file enables the site to label you as a particular user, it doesn't identify you by name or address unless you've provided the site with such information or set up preferences in your browser to do so automatically. Newer versions of browser software let you decide whether you want to receive cookie files, and some programs notify you when a web site is about to deposit a cookie on your hard drive. You can check for cookies on your computer. If you have a PC, look for a file on your hard drive called "cookies.txt" or for a file labeled "magic cookies" if you have a Macintosh. You can delete these files from your hard drive. There are also utility software programs (called "cookie cutters" or "anonymizers") that allow you to edit cookie files selectively within Web browsers.

How Can You Access Your Personal Information?
If at anytime and for any reason, you wish to update or remove your personal information from our databases, please contact Reachout To Africa directly. You are always in complete control of your personal identifiable information as it pertains to this organization.

Donors

Personal Information Privacy Commitment Statement

In accordance with applicable laws, Reachout To Africa (the “Charity”) is committed to protecting the privacy of its members, adherents, donors, volunteers, employees, directors, officers and any other persons about or from whom the Charity collects personal information. The Charity embraces the principles of the Canadian Standards Association Model Code for the Protection of Personal Information to ensure that all personal information is properly collected, used only for the purposes for which it is collected and is disposed of in a safe and timely manner when no longer required.

Except for specifically implied consent to collect, use and retain personal information, no personal information will be sold, rented, leased or otherwise made available to any person without the explicit consent of the supporter or donor . Except as otherwise required by the founding articles of association or the operation of law, every member and adherent has the right, at any time, to withdraw his or her implied or explicit consent for the use of his or her personal information for any or all previously authorized uses.

With respect to the privacy of personal information the above means that all supporters and donors have given their implied consent to use their personal information for all internal purposes of the Charity to the extent that such use is in agreement with the founding articles of association and the pronouncements of the Charity from time to time.

Other persons or organizations who act for, or on behalf of, the Charity are required to comply with the principles and the Policy and will be given restricted access to personal information solely to perform the services they may be retained to perform for the Charity.

The Charity has designated Nicholas Fraser Short, to be its Privacy Officer. Any inquiry, request or concern related to privacy matters should be made in writing to him, to be contacted at:

Address:

Privacy Officer
Reachout to Africa
RPO Parkgate, PO box 30052
North Vancouver, BC, V7H2Y8

Web: www.reachout2africa.org
E-mail: nick.short@reachout2africa.org
Tel: 604 307-1069